Illinois

A new solar energy system is expected to provide both economic and environmental benefits at AGCO’s facility in Assumption, Illinois, generating approximately 20% of its power requirements. Located on an 8-acre site adjacent to the plant, which manufactures GSI grain storage and conditioning equipment, the solar project was designed and constructed by SolAmerica Energy. It is a ground-mounted system that...
Strategic partnership creates app-based solution that uses AI to enhance operational and machine efficiencies for ag retailers As ag retailers are increasingly adopting digital solutions to improve their operational efficiencies and enhance customers’ overall service experience, Growmark is expanding its partnership with Solinftec. Solinftec is a Brazilian company with 13 years of experience developing digital ag solutions for the largest agricultural operations in the...
ADM and InnovaFeed announced plans to collaborate on the construction and operation of the world’s largest insect protein production site, in Decatur, Illinois. The facility will be owned and operated by InnovaFeed and will co-locate with ADM’s Decatur corn processing complex, with ADM supplying feedstocks, waste heat, and more. Together, these investments will bolster economic growth and job creation...
Advanced connectivity enables Deere to fully embrace the IoT and revolutionize productivity in factory settings John Deere has obtained 5G licenses in five counties in Iowa and Illinois as part of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auction for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) 3.5 GHz spectrum. This will enable John Deere to accelerate the availability of 5G in its...
Brandt Specialty Formulations has added two new territory sales managers, Cody Massey and Nate Britt, to its North American Ag sales team, covering the US Pacific Northwest and Canada. Both Massey and Britt will report to Brandt regional sales manager, Dan Pinther. They will focus on selling the company’s proprietary foliar nutrient technology, Brandt Manni-Plex, and Brandt Smart System, as...
The survey will gather data to better understand the community and leadership roles of women farmers, ranchers, growers and agriculturalists. The most recent Ag Census showed a 27% increase in the number of women managing or operating farms and ranches.  Coupled with this, more women than ever are involved in other agricultural careers or studying agriculture in post-secondary institutions. As...
Brandt has added industry veteran John Raben to its seed sales team. Raben brings more than 40 years of experience to the Team. Raben has spent the majority of his career—24 years—at Bayer (via its Monsanto acquisition) focusing on key accounts and grower solutions. His new role will be growing relationships with key seed customers and partners of Brandt in...
Join Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union, Michigan State University Extension and University of Illinois Extension for a virtual press announcement about a free, online course to help individuals identify signs of chronic stress and offer effective communication skills.   Date:               Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Time:              9:00 a.m. EDT Location:        Online – Register Here Participants: Todd Van Hoose, President and CEO, Farm Credit...